It seems like there’s something in the water in Brighton, with an endless production line of exciting new bands bursting out of the city’s vibrant music scene. Add Thyla to the esteemed list of brilliant newcomers.
The four-piece’s musical concoction is comprised of dreamy guitars, euphoric refrains and brooding ethereal atmospherics, which collide to make dark guitar-pop anthems that sound like the meeting point between The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins and more recent London exports Pumarosa.
With the alt-rockers’ blistering new single ‘Pristine Dream’ out now via Rex Records, we caught up with Thyla to get the story so far.
‘Pristine Dream’ is incredible. How did the track come about?
“It came about from a personal change Mills went through after uni. It’s about letting go of societal pressure, sticking to your guns and doing what you want to do. We wanted to write a song that captured all those feelings. It actually took ages to come together – we really nurtured the movement of the song and all the phrases, tones and nuances in the delivery.”
How did Thyla start out?
“We all met at music uni and, not to sound too cheesy, it seems the universe brought us together. We wrote some songs, did some gigs and just carried on doing so under this moniker.”
What inspired your name?
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
Any other new bands that you’ve played with and would recommend?
“We played with a band called Gay Girl at The Waiting Room and loved what they were doing!”
And finally, what does 2017 hold for Thyla?
“Going into the autumn and winter, we’re concentrating on churning out more music and writing more. Writing is key – we’re always looking to further our sound.”